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Catch “Going Green” Online

Categories: Green Building | Posted: April 30, 2010 | Comments Off on Catch “Going Green” Online

WBTV recently ran a locally produced show on things you can do to  Go Green. It was a great production with several suggestions from saving water to building a green home. Some of the ideas can be done right now with no real expense.

Our own Forrest Ranson, had a segment on the show covering some aspects of green building. One of our home owners was, also, included in front of their own very green home.

Take  look at the show on WBTV’s website. Go to segment #7 to see his part. Let us know what you think.

“Going Green” WBTV April 28, 2010

Categories: Green Building | Posted: April 15, 2010 | Comments Off on “Going Green” WBTV April 28, 2010

Forrest Ranson with Evans Coghill Homes was recently interview by Kristen Miranda (WBTV). The interview will be part of the “Going Green” documentary aired on April 28, 2010 at 8:00 PM EDT. Our part of the show focuses on a few products that are available for today’s home owner.

Evans Coghill was interviewed by WBTV because of our leadership role within green building.

Forrest regularly teaches about green building products and practices with the Superior School of Real Estate.

Tune in and let us know what you think.

(WBTV is on the following channels in the Charlotte area – Time Warner 2 & 225, Dish Network 3 & 6484, Direct TV 3, Comporium 5)

Front Porches Are Better Than Patios

Categories: Baxter Village | Posted: March 23, 2010 | Comments Off on Front Porches Are Better Than Patios

Almost every home in Baxter Village has a usable front porch. This is part of what makes Baxter Village a neighborhood and not just a subdivision.  In order to understand why, we need to understand what porches do.

Years ago, front porches were an extension of one’s home. They were a space for relaxing, entertaining or just greeting neighbors. Somewhere along the way, the front porch was abandoned in favor of a patio in the back yard. Although, enjoyable the patio could not replace a front porch.

A front porch is the link between your home and the public space on the street. It is the bridge between the private space and the sidewalk. It is the area that you can comfortably invite a neigbhor with little pretense. It is a place where you can advertise you are home and available for being part of the neighborhood.  Many engaging yet impromtu conversations have been hosted on a front porch on a warm summer evening.

Unfortunately, a patio in the backyard cannot be the link to street.  Likewise, a home without a front porch lacks the invitation for friendship that a front porch offers.  Evans Coghill is proud to be part of reviving the tradition of building homes with front porches.

Front porches help make Baxter Village a great neighborhood. Want to see it for yourself? Come on over warm evening and see if you don’t meet new friends on their porches.

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